Our Topic for February was People who help us and what a busy month it was! We had lots of discussions about all the people in our lives who help us from family members to Doctors, Teachers, Vets, Emergency services and many many more! We had exciting visits from parents telling us about their jobs and we had our annual visit to Wandsworth Fire Station. The fire fighters were fantastic, the children were able to climb in the fire engine, hear the sirens and see the flashing blue lights. They tried on the helmets and even had a go on the hoses!
To finish the topic we had a visit from the police! They brought their police van so we had great fun pretending to drive it and the children tried on different types of hats and looked at some of their equipment.
On Tuesday 29th January the Pre-schoolers visited The Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs!
We had such fun. We saw the skull of a plant-eating Triceratops, an Iguanodon and the Baryonyx - one of the largest meat-eaters unearthed in Europe and don't forget the giant, scary, moving T-REX! ROAR!!
This concluded our project on Dinosaurs and the children loved telling the rest of the nursery all about their trip when they returned.
It was an exciting and busy lead up to Christmas at Little Wombles with a special visit from Father Christmas, Christmas Lunch, our gorgeous Christmas concert and a very special Christmas party where we all got to wear our Christmas jumpers and enjoy a magical experience with bubbles, snow, dancing and stories!
On Friday 24th August we held our graduation party for our gorgeous pre-schoolers moving on to BIG school in September. We had so much fun face painting, decorating biscuits, hooking the ducks and throwing balls in tin can alley! We were so sad to say goodbye but are excited for the adventures that lie ahead for these special children. What a privilege it has been to share these children's learning journey over the past 3 and a half years. We wish them all the very best.
On Thursday 16th August the pre-schoolers travelled by bus to the Sea Life London Aquarium to conclude our Under the Sea Project. The children saw so many incredible fish, touched starfish, watched the penguins being fed and marvelled at the sharks! The sharks were the favourite but they also loved the sea horses and jelly fish.
In May we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We all came to Little Wombles in red, white or blue, we made our own bunting and decorated the Nursery. We learnt about the Royal Family and made flags to wave at our garden party! We loved having our tea outside in the garden!
In April we were very excited to have "Kidsrome" mobile farm visit us at Little Wombles. Our outside area was transformed into a farm with a donkey, minature pony, sheep, lambs, ducks, rabbits a goat and more! It was wonderful for the children to be able to pet and feed the animals and learn lots about the animals and life on a farm.
February has been such an exciting month at Little Wombles, learning about People Who Help Us. Both settings visited the Fire Station where we were able to climb in the fire engines, try on helmets, hold the fire hose and watch the Firefighteres slide down the pole. We loved seeing the blue flashing lights but the siren was very LOUD!!
The Police kindly came and visited us at both Broomhill and Westover. They talked to us about their job and we tried on lots of different hats and their body armour. It was very interesting learning about all the things they have to carry with them. We were able to have a look at their hand cuffs and batons too.
On Thursday 8th February 2018 the Pre-schoolers from Little Wombles Broomhill concluded their dinosaur project with a visit to The Natural History Museum. We took two buses, which was very exciting. When we arrived we begun our hunt for dinosaurs. We met the roaring T.rex, saw the skull of a Triceratops and looked at many fossils. What a great trip!
We even took a cheeky trip next door to the Science Museum for an hour to add to the excitement of the day where we enjoyed trying out lots of interactive games.
On Saturday 2nd September we had our annual Summer Picnic. Both our Westover and Broomhill settings got together for this fun event at the green on Heathfield Road. We had fantastic weather, which we were so thankful for and it was wonderful to see all the children (and parents) having fun together. The entertainer from "Froggle Parties" was a huge hit with magic, games, bubbles, baloon modelling and more, keeping our children well entertained whilst the adults enjoyed socialising and making new friends! Thanks for coming everyone!